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Vahram
Mkrtichevich Gayfedzhyan (Kaifegyan)

Russia 
1879−1960
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1879 14(26) April was born in Akhaltsikhe, Tiflis province, Russia in the family of a priest of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the teachers of the Armenian language and literature Mkrtich Gaipajama.

1888 - 1891 Studies in Akhaltsikhe city school.

Awakened from his childhood love for drawing encourages a relative to V. Gaipajama, teacher, composer, choirmaster, a self-taught artist, singer, actor Poghos Ter-Karapetyan.

1891 14(26) February comes a boarder at the school office Lazarev Institute of Oriental languages in Moscow, where he studied on a scholarship from the Armenian Church.

1890 - 1901 Attends art circle of the Lazarev Institute together with Sergey sudejkina (until 1896) and George Kulovym (up to 1901).

1901, Together with Vahan Taranom (between 1899-1901.) publishes a monthly handwritten student newspaper.

Takes drawing lessons (the second half of the 1890s) the teacher of the Lazarev Institute of artist I. Burmistrova and artist-peredvizhnika N. Bogatov.

1899 - 1901 Under the leadership of Vardges Surenyants says the curtain for the stage of the student theater of the Lazarev Institute, as well as a number of sets for productions of the theater.

1901 Ends the Lazarev Institute.

Arrives at the medical faculty of Moscow University.

1902 Enters a volunteer at the painting Department of the Moscow school of painting, sculpture and architecture, where he studied under Valentin Serov, Konstantin Korovin, Leonid Pasternak, Sergei Ivanov, Apollinaris Vasnetsov, etc.

1903 - 1904 In connection with the revealed the psychological discrepancy of the medical profession seeks to transfer to legal, then the historical-philological faculty. Due to the lack of jobs repeated petitions V. Givetian (until the return of the documents in order to enter the historical-philological Department of the University of Berlin) were approved in November 1904 by translating it into law school.

1904 Enters a student at the painting Department of the Moscow school of painting, sculpture and architecture.

1904 - 1906 Together with two friends at the school publishes the student newspaper "the Art".

1905 - 1957 Publishes information and reviews about art exhibitions, critical monographs and articles on fine art, articles on teaching and art education.

In 1906 he Exhibited two works at the 28th exhibition of paintings by pupils of the school.

1907 17(30) March is excluded from school for failure to pay tuition fees.

Exhibits six works at the exhibition of the Union of independent artists in Moscow. Positive feedback about these works of P. Muratov and S. Verb (alias Grosheva) — the first public recognition of creative activity V. Gaipajama.

1909 15(28) December graduate from a law faculty of Moscow University.

1910 - 1911 in Moscow is Engaged in creative work, studied the works of old masters in museums, and makes them a number of copies.

1911 By K. Korovin wrote sketches of scenery for the Imperial Bolshoi theatre.

1912 - 1923, Lives in Akhaltsikhe, engaged in creative work participates in art exhibitions, serves, teaches.

1912 - 1914 Is married to an artist from France Bertha Camus.

1912 - 1920 5(18) March 1912 — 13/26) January 1920. Is Chairman of Akhaltsikhe joint "mutual credit Society".

1916 1(14) may become a full member for the first time created national art Association "Union of Armenian artists" (center — the town of Tiflis).

In 1917 he Exhibited five works at the first exhibition of paintings of the Union of Armenian artists in Tiflis.

1919 he Exhibited eighteen works at the second exhibition of paintings of the Union of Armenian artists in Tiflis.

1920 - 1921 Feb 1920 — March 1921. Organizes in her home art Studio, visited 10-15 students. Prepodaet painting, drawing, art history.

In 1920 he Exhibited seventeen works at the third exhibition of paintings by the "Georgian society of artists" in Tiflis.

1921 - 1923 25 Mar 1921 — 20 Sep 1923. At the invitation of Akhaltsikhe of the revolutionary Committee in charge of the art Studio in the Department of education Akhaltsikhe uezd Executive Committee, here prepodaet painting, drawing, art history.

Takes the position of the artist Akhaltsikhe drama theatre combined with cinema.

Reads lectures on modern art before the public of Akhaltskha.

Writes the curtains and decorations for Akhaltsikhe and Abastumani drama theatres.

Takes about 80 propaganda posters for Akhaltskha, Akhalkalak, Abastumani and the surrounding villages. Prepares a mass celebration.

Is a lecturer at the local red army regiment, where he lectures on the history of religion and astronomy.

1922 Organizes an exhibition of his works and works of the pupil in his Studio L. Lefkara (alias Ter-Karapetian) in the premises of the Armenian secondary school of Akhaltskha. In the city's history it was the first art exhibition.

1923 Enters the "Society of fine art of Armenia" (founded December 21).

1923 - 1924 Oct 1923 — October 1924. Lives in Tbilisi, Georgia, engaged in creative work.

Involved in artistic and social life of the "House of Armenian culture" ("the Armenians"), repeatedly acts in front of an audience of young artists, lectures on contemporary art.

1924 April—may. As the representative of the Armenian artists in Tiflis arrived in Erivan (1936 — Yerevan) to participate in the organization of the first spring exhibition of the "Society of fine art of Armenia", where he exhibited eleven works.

October. In connection with the proposal of the people's Commissar of education of Armenia A. Mravyan to lead the Yerevan art College (now named. F. Terlemezyan) settled in Erivan.

1924 - 1928 Oct 1924 — September, 1928. Is the Director of the mentioned school.

1924 - 1955 In different years teaching in the College (of combining) of the following disciplines: drawing, painting, graphics, woodcuts, chromatics, theory and history of fine art, history of costume, technique of teaching art, method of painting, the techniques and technology of painting.

Actively involved in diverse social life of the school.

Repeatedly awarded diplomas of the school.

1925 Exhibits five works in the eighth exhibition of paintings organized by the art section of the "Hayartun" center in Tbilisi.

1926 he Exhibited four works at the first exhibition of graphic art "Society of fine art of Armenia" in Yerevan.

He exhibited twenty-three works in the fourth exhibition of the "Society of fine art of Armenia" in Yerevan.

He exhibited twenty works at the joint exhibition "the Union of art workers" (RABIS) and "Society of fine art of Armenia" in Leninakan.

Out of the "Society of fine art of Armenia" and becomes one of the founders of the Armenian branch of the "Association of Artists of Revolutionary Russia" (AHRR).

1926 - 1928 1926-1928 Dec. At the initiative and with direct participation of V. Gaipajama in Erivan publishes journal "Arvest" ("Art"), (editor A. Yeremyan).

1927 Exhibits three works at the jubilee exhibition "art of the peoples of the Soviet Union (1917-1927)" in Moscow.

1928 Two works V. Gaipajama exhibited at the exhibition of new acquisitions of the art Department of the State Museum of Armenia in Erivan.

1929 Exhibits twenty-five works to the exhibition of paintings and sculptures by group of artists of Yerevan.

Married I. A. Horasan (1888-1976) — the teacher of chemistry.

1930 Exhibited twenty-two works at the first exhibition organized by the section of fine arts at "the Union of art workers" in Erivan.

He exhibited ten works at the exhibition of itseli of Leninakan, with the participation of artists, Erivan.

Exhibits in Erivan fourteen works in the exhibition of fine arts dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Soviet power in Armenia.

1931 Exhibits a number of works on mobile collective exhibition of Association of artists of Revolutionary Armenia to Ejmiatsin, Ashtarak, Kurdoglu.

He exhibited twenty-four works in the exhibition "art S. S. R. of Armenia for 11 years," organized by the artistic sectioa Cultural-historical Museum of Armenia, in Erivan.

In 1932 he Exhibited eight works at the exhibition of works of artists of Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, organized by the cooperative "the Artist" in Moscow.

Exhibits a number of works in Erivan at the first exhibition "Gallery of drummers and heroes of labor", dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the great October socialist revolution.

Joined the Union of artists of the USSR.

1932 - 1957 a few exceptions, exhibited his works at Republican and all-Union art exhibitions, as well as some foreign exhibitions organized by VOKS and aoks th.

Actively participates in the activities of the Union of artists of Armenia repeatedly elected a member of the Board, Chairman of the painting section, the Chairman or the member of the audit Committee, the Chairman or a member of the local Committee; leading sponsorship work in the pioneering groups and preschool.

1938 Awarded the Honorary diploma of the Central Executive Committee of the Armenian SSR.

1941 - 1945 Takes an active part in the military-patronage work of the Union of artists of Armenia.

1941 Solo exhibition of works at the Union of artists of Armenia.

1943 began work on a monograph about the artist, Bashinjagyan.

The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR awarded the title "Honored teacher of the Armenian SSR."

1944 Solo exhibition of works in one of the hospitals of Yerevan.

1946 the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR awarded the medal "For valiant labor in the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945".

1951 he was Elected Deputy of the Yerevan Kirov regional Council of people's deputies of the Armenian SSR.

1954 was Elected Deputy of the Yerevan Mikolaskova regional Council of people's deputies of the Armenian SSR.

The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR awarded the title "Honored artist of the Armenian SSR".

On September 25 the House of artists of Armenia in Yerevan opened a personal exhibition of works of V. Gaipajama and held a jubilee evening dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the artist.

1956 the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR was awarded an Honorary diploma of the Supreme Soviet of the Armenian SSR.

In 1957 the publishing house "Haypethrat" published as separate books in Armenian and Russian languages monograph of Gaipajama "Gevorg Bashinjaghyan" (co-author A. M. Sarksyan).

1958 by the Ministry of culture of the Armenian SSR was awarded an Honorary diploma.

30 Nov 1960 death V. Gaipajama in Yerevan.

1961 a Posthumous exhibition of works by V. Gaipajama in the State gallery of Armenia in Yerevan.

1961 - 2002 Unit works V. Gaipajama exhibited at some of the Republican, Union and foreign exhibitions.

1972 April 4 at the House of painters of Armenia in Yerevan opened a personal exhibition of works of V. Gaipajama and held a memorial evening dedicated to the 90th birthday of the artist.

Personal exhibition of works of V. Givetian at the State art Museum of the Estonian SSR (to the 50 anniversary of the USSR).

1996 may 11 in the gallery "Krunk" (now "Gallery Armen Mkrtchyan") in Yerevan was opened a personal exhibition of works of V. Givetian from the collection of the artist's family.

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